Skutberget is located 7 kilometers west of Karlstad center and offers both recreation and activities for all ages and interests. There are swimming and playgrounds, nature trails and exercise tracks in both summer and winter. There is also a campsite in the area that also offers cabin rentals.
Bath and feel good at Skutberget
The swimming area is very popular and well visited. Here there are fine cliffs, sandy beaches and adjacent large grassy areas for sunbathing, games and play. The large beach, which is directly below the large main car park, is shallow and suitable for smaller children. Part of Skutberget is also accessible with a ramp down to the water.
Take the chance to combine utility with pleasure
Here there are several nice exercise tracks of varying lengths so that everyone can find a suitable challenge. They are beautifully drawn through parts of the forest and sometimes with a view of Lake Vänern. The electric light trails are 800 meters, 3.5 kilometers and 5 kilometers long, and the lights go out there at 10 p.m. In addition, there are exercise tracks of 7.5 and 10 km as well as a slightly tougher training track of 10 km for those who want to challenge themselves a little extra. In the center of Skutberget there is a fitness center with the possibility to change and shower and it is free of charge and open to everyone.
Disc golf in a beautiful landscape
There is also the opportunity to play disc golf on one of Sweden’s 4‑star disc golf courses with eighteen holes spread over the area. It costs nothing and does not need to be booked. At the nearby First Camp Skutberget campsite, you can also buy or rent discs if you don’t have your own.
Mountain biking in Skutberget’s forests
If you are keen to experience nature on two wheels, there is a mountain bike track at the Skutberget outdoor area. The course is approx. 8.5 km long in varying terrain and the degree of difficulty is approximately at the medium level. The starting point is near the large car park at the entrance to the campsite.
Adventure golf for everyone
If you want to play mini golf, there is an EU-class adventure course with 18 holes that was built in 2016. The unique courses that are fun for both young and old golf enthusiasts can be found at the First Camp Karlstad campsite.
Put on your hiking boots
If you fancy a slightly longer hiking trip, you can start at Skutberget and set your direction towards Kil. The trail is 22 kilometers long and stretches via the nature reserves Sörmon and Högemon on to the Kilsravinerna and then Kils society. The three nature reserves are of different characters and offer an exciting experience.